The Great Plains

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What was the weather like on the Great Plains?
Often severe. Many parts experience drought in the summer and heavy snow and extremely low temperatures in the winter.
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How did the US government perceive the Great Plains at first?
As infertile ... the Great American Desert
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what happened in 1834?
It was agreed with Native American leaders that all land west of the 95th meridian would be Indian Territory
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What is meant by Manifest Destiny?
To settle on all of the US and civilise the Native Americans. "God-given" mission to settle and control the lands in the West, including land promised to Native Americans
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What happened in 1846?
US gained Oregon from Britain
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1848
US gained California from Mexico
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How did the US government perceive the Great Plains at first?

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As infertile ... the Great American Desert

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what happened in 1834?

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What is meant by Manifest Destiny?

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What happened in 1846?

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